September 6th, 2012

Sour Grapes For Corby Tories
Potential Candidate Not Posh Enough

Talking of Corby, Guido is picking up growing disquiet among local Tories – and not just because they are expecting a kicking in November. Corby Conservative council leader David Sims went rogue last week, slamming both Louise Mensch and the Tory campaign in his constituency:

“I will give her my full support but it’s going to be difficult. We can expect a protest against Louise, as we have to admit that she wasn’t seen as a great MP. There will also be a protest against the Government and, while the other parties have been campaigning, we have been twiddling our thumbs.”

It turns out Sims has more than enough reason to be angry. Guido hears that he was specifically asked to put himself forward for the prospective candidate shortlist by CCHQ as someone who was in-touch, well-respected and local, only for party bigwigs to tell him in no uncertain terms that he was no longer welcome. A source on the ground whispers to Guido that Sims was told that the Tory hierarchy wanted someone who could ‘identify with the Tory faithful from East Northamptonshire’. In other words the former bin-man was not posh enough…


92 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Seems odd down in Corby.

  2. 2
    Spartacus says:

    not enough taxes?

  3. 3
    Poole Babe says:

    Not to worry, the Tories have James Delingpole now, don’t they?

  4. 4
    churchlad says:

    Have you been to Corby – bars on the chippy windows and you don’t leave your car or it will be on bricks. Having said that the countryside round Corby is very posh!! A game of two halves.

  5. 5
    Joss Taskin says:

    Do they still make trouser presses in Corby ??

  6. 6
    SP4BS says:

    Even I wouldn’t wear a tie like that. not even as a joke.

  7. 7
    Terrible But True says:

    The Tories deserve all they are not going to get in Corby, or elsewhere.

    Just not sure the country deserves what it is going to end up with instead.

  8. 8
    visagist says:

    Sims gone rogue?
    After slamming a stunner like Louise, his photos here seem to suggest he has gone rouge.

  9. 9
    Tom Tomos says:

    You obviously have to be at ‘least’ a miner nowadays.

  10. 10
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Deller’s was going to bat for crash test dummy Farage and the kippered pygmies, until reality trumping fantasy poked through the fog in his brain and pressed the alarm button…

  11. 11
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Sounds a load of old bollocks to me.

  12. 12
    Dilligaff says:

    Not posh enough? For Corby? You do talk some shite Guido. An arriviste like Mensch suited the habitat perfectly. On the street, Rottweilers walk about in pairs for mutual defence.

  13. 13
    robbie says:

    There’s a huge Scots ex-pat community in Corby from its old steel days. Its hardly surprising that the Tories would struggle there.

  14. 14
    Grant Shapps says:

    I would

  15. 15
    AC1 says:

    Upwardly mobile not welcome in Dave’s party. That does seem to be a pattern.

    Dave and Ed both run different brands of the rent-seeker party.

  16. 16
    David Sims' children says:

    All together now 1-2-3

    My old man’s a dustman, he wears a dustman’s hat,he wears gor blimey trousers and he lives in a council flat !”

  17. 17
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    They struggle to get down the street in one piece.

  18. 18
    nellnewman says:

    Well to be honest the tories of rural east northamptonshire would vote for anyone wearing a blue rosette.

    I’d have thought he’d have been good for them as he might have managed to impress some of the corby labor voters as well with his background. Appe@ling to both sides so to spe@k.

    But as you say they’re going to get a kicking.

  19. 19
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Not to worry we may soon have that upper class toff Boris in charge of the shambles.

  20. 20
    George Danton says:

    As a resident – we were desperately hoping for someone who could play a reasoanble game of cricket…..ah well, next time?

  21. 21
    SP4BS says:

    I have got a really great tie here. Someone gave it me for a laugh, because its so dreadful. A design rejected for use on 1970’s carpets.

    Shall I post it to you?

  22. 22
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Probably in more ways than one, given their reception at the Paralympics.

  23. 23
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Has Mongo emigrated yet. Her last act will be to claim on expenses a fleet of taxi’s to Heathrow.

  24. 24
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Why don’t you stand at Corby Guido.

    …oh sorry you can’t can you…foreign nationals are not allowed to be MP’s

  25. 25
    Silent Bob says:

  26. 26
    Geoffrey H. Hindsmath (Major) British forces (ret) says:

    The last thing CCHQ need is someone who is ‘in touch’ ‘well respected’ and ‘local’. Just look at some of the new appointments to the Cabinet. Need to be anonymous, with no backbone with a doggy back ground to fit in with this leader’s criteria!! I ask you!!!

  27. 27
    harryg says:

    just looked up Corby on wikipedia. It is fulll of unemployable thick Scots apparently. More catholic schools than cofe. a shithole deserving of a shit mp.

  28. 28
    harryg says:

    highest teen pregnancy rate in Europe.

    deep fried mars bar anyone?

  29. 29
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    He reminds me of the type of candidate who stands for a Glasgow seat. They should have selected him. The electors of Corby would probably have thought he was Labour anyway.

  30. 30
    harryg says:

    a doggy background? like cesar milan?

  31. 31
    Home Counties Kim says:

    They have cars now do they?

  32. 32
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    As Fido most definitely has a spine, I suspect you were searching for the word “dodgy” rather than “doggy”. Woof woof.

  33. 33
    Bill Quango MP says:

    You mean the place
    is a bit butch?

  34. 34
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Ah but when it was mentioned that new Transport Secretrary, Patrick Loughlin, was a miner it was universally accepted within Tory ranks that he must have been the junior brother at some public school.

  35. 35
    Spellchecker says:

    Would you please leave corrections to Caroline Spelwoman as a recent redundancy means she is short of other activities to fill her time?

  36. 36
    Stevie says:

    Cameroons like you can carry on mocking.

    We in UKIP will deny your socialist democrat pro EU posh boy Cameron the next GE.

    So Tory boy go back to your keyboard & prepare for 20 years of Tory wilderness years.

    Enjoy!

  37. 37
    AC1 says:

    He’s pining for the return of Tory stalwart Ed Heath.

  38. 38
    81IIy 8owden i5 7he gre@test ump1re ever ! says:

    um, am i aloud to be on here

  39. 39
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Need to modernise
    Delete as appropriate
    My retired / pensionable age father and/or non specific gender-partner of mother/foster parent/step mother/cooperative/council care.
    Is a recycling and securitising operative and stakeholder
    He wears various non standard items of uniform that are not safety approved nor in appropriate corporate colours.
    And he domiciles in an affordable,social housing, housing association provided dwelling for low income families.

  40. 40
    David Sims says:

    But homie ain’t nothing change hold down, G’s up

    My flow, my show brought me the dough
    That bought me all my fancy things
    My crib, my cars, my pools, my jewels
    Look, *****, I came up and I ain’t changed

  41. 41
    Marconi says:

    The Tories have already given up on Corby.

    Why should a Conservative voter vote for some stranger parachuted in by Tory high command?

    There only sensible option is to vote UKIP who like Delingpole are agin wind farm subsidies.

  42. 42
    The Milkless Tit in No 10 says:

    Oh dashed well come ornnnn! One must uphold standards! And we don’t want common people littering the place now do we? What?

  43. 43
    Gordon Brown says:

    I had a little flush of excitement just then, until I read the word ‘seeker’.

  44. 44

    Seems quite simple to me. There are just under 80,000 voters in the constituency. Half are male. Take off a third of that for kids. That makes 24,000. A pint of beer is £2.09 there. Make a promise that every male registered voter will have a free pint behind the bar each week for the next year if a Tory is selected. Cost just £3.6m. Double it if you are concerned about equal rights for wimmin – but most of them are Scotch FFS. *Calling Lord Ashcroft*

  45. 45
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    Shouldn’t that be ‘allowed’?

  46. 46
    John of Hull says:

    I could take Corby wiv one hand tied ahind me back!

  47. 47
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    Try learning the difference between ‘there’ and ‘their’.

  48. 48
    Visigoth says:

    Never bothered meself. First things first in my day!

  49. 49
  50. 50
    Great Oakley Brewery says:

    £2.90. But can supply for your figures.

  51. 51
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    Now that the steel jobs have gone, it’s time for them to go back homeward tae think again. Actually most of them are second- or third generation descendants of Scots, rather than being real Scots, but they can still piss off.

  52. 52
    Sir Trumpton Oldtwat says:

    Peaches Geldof looking very tidy these days, On a scale of 1 to 10 I’d give her one!

  53. 53
    Stan Colliman says:

    That depends where they get their pleasure?

  54. 54
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Dave’s A listers turned into Dave Listers, not able to win against Red’s Dwarfs.

    Rotten candidate selection based on choosing from a narrow clique of privately educated Oxbridge types not a way to win.

  55. 55
    Stan Colliman says:

    Pity about the tatoos though!

  56. 56
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    Each of the main parties has areas where they know the locals would vote for a bucket of horse manure, providing the bucket has that particular party’s rosette.

  57. 57
    Alex Ferguson says:

    Rouge…it’s probably the booze!

  58. 58
    Tickler says:

    So I’m informed, eh Mr Osbourne?

  59. 59
    Butch Cameron says:

    Bin men, or refuse engineers as my rent boy calls them, just aren’t butch enough for the modern, diverse Conservative party. End of.

  60. 60
    annette curton says:

    The trouble with that apart from it being electoral bribery (a matter of little consequence these days I know), the buggers would renege on the deal, we have all come across that sort down the Pub, the ones that always make some excuse and leave when it is their turn to get a round-in.

  61. 61

    The Tories are fast running out of feet to shoot themselves in

  62. 62
    Gerald says:

    The Tories at least Dave’s Tories must be desperate if they are reduced to name calling.

    Face reality. UKIP is now the only option for a Conservative.

  63. 63
    Guido's rabbi says:

    Pissed Pukkah Paddy Party?

  64. 64

    No Tory win – no beer!

    Bribery? Surely not…

  65. 65

    I wouldn’t touch her with yours.

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Would anyone like to see my penis?

  67. 67
    eddie says:

    They never have made trouser presses in Corby, LM was about as good as her predecessor.

    If I were UKIP now’s the time to get out there really banging the drum!

  68. 68
    Archer Karcher says:

    Also from Wiki,

    “According to the 2001 Census the proportion of the working age population with degree-level qualifications (8.5%) is the lowest of all areas in England and Wales. 39.3% have no GCSE-equivalent qualifications at all. The borough of Corby has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the East Midlands”

    Not only full of Jockistani’s, thick as pig shit to boot. Corby town, Labour ‘core voter’ stronghold natch.

  69. 69
    MacGuffin says:

    To be fair, that seems like the kind of error that a binman would make, so I would say it should be aloud.

    Did you see what I did there? Did you, did you?

  70. 70
    Jimmy says:

    OK I’ll get the bacon sarnies

  71. 71
    Military Band (hot air section) says:

    Quite. Handycock is still hoping for a minor.

  72. 72
    Military Band (hot air section) says:

    Perhaps she could start with Moussa’s use of the greengrocer’s apostrophe.

  73. 73
    annette curton says:

    What would Gordon Brown have done?… announced £4 billion for a new steel works to make rivets for aircraft carriers.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    This reshuffle us utter rubbish, the Tories have blown any chance of getting re-elected after the blatant lie of the CAST IRON GAURENTEE for a referendum. As someone in my sixties I do not expect to see another Tory government in my lifetime. They will be in opposition for decades The UKIP vote will torpedo every Tory seat with a majority of 5000 or less and any Tory MP who holds such a seat should start to plan a new career outside of politics.
    Only a fantasist could believe in a Tory recovery outside of an immediate legally binding in/out referendum on EU membership. All this waffle about reclaiming powers after the next election is exactly that WAFFLE.
    Any changes would require the other 26 members to agree to them so forget it
    Plus we all know that the Tory party are 100% Europhiles. Conservatism is now totally finished and has lost both the trust and support of its core vote. Us real Conservatives have had enough of being ignored UKIP for me and as many as I can persuade likewise

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    I;m afraid we need someone who behaves like they were bought up at Eton not eaten and bought up
    What What!!!!!!!!!!

  76. 76
    Forkbender says:

    Call me a conspiracy theorist, but have the Cons decided they are not going to win, but they are parachuting one of their chosen ones in to the by-election to see how they frame themselves and then parchute them into some safe seat constituency, then behold, another of their number is elected. This happened with Willy Hague, he stood in an election in the constituency where I live, not a snowflake in hell chance of getting in rock solid Liebore, the next election he stood in he won, parachuted into his present seat.

  77. 77
    Forkbender says:

    See 76 above

  78. 78
    Forkbender says:

    AC he has a very long wait then

  79. 79
  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    We had the same in Skipton & Ripon in one terrible Julian Smith. He had not stood for the Party before anywhere and was parachuted in from London…absolute disgrace.

  81. 81
    Forkbender says:

    Gideon could not stop smirking

  82. 82
    Forkbender says:

    Moose old cock, I have suggested to Guido several times that he stand for the Cons in Corby, Guido was born in England, you are confusing him with Freddy Mercury, I think Guido is turning to the Ukippers

  83. 83
    MacGuffin says:

    People don’t actually care about the EU, Anonymous. They just want jobs and housing. I realise this comes as a shock.

  84. 84
    Mcbasher says:

    I doubt it unless you fancy your head being found under a bush in a plastic bag,or the infamous Samuri sword attack,or knock knock who’s there ,why the bloke who just embedded a hatchet in your head.
    How about this one, drug dealer opens door, rival drug dealer chucks a bucket of petrol over the bloke and sets him alight.
    All these stories are not stories they are true.
    Corby is the last place you want to go looking for trouble believe me.

  85. 85
    Louise Mental, Stewardess and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead says:

    This is embarrassing. He’s the Council Leader? I feel guilty about getting him to sweep up the village hall now.

  86. 86
    the savant says:

    my ole man s a dussman
    ‘ee wears a dussman s ‘at
    he wears gorblimey trahsers
    an’ wadddya think of that
    he looks a propah naanaa
    in ‘is great big ‘obnail boots
    and coz he s wrong for mensch s lot
    ‘ee ll get no new recroots

    ( kind permission lonnie donegan music )

  87. 87
    the savant says:

    oh anette

    that really is beneath you .
    you ll turn into a curton at this rate

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Get a life. Voting ukip is the first stage of madness

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    MacGuffin says:
    September 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    People don’t actually care about the EU, Anonymous. They just want jobs and housing. I realise this comes as a shock.

    Well if we didn’t spend £50 000 000 a day on EU membership we could afford to put every unemployed youngster and adult in a job or training. £50 000 000 would build a new Hospial or several Schools and we waste that amount every day on an organisation that dictates 60% of our laws
    Think about this we have around 2.5 Million unemployed living on a pittance so just think how that £50 000 000 stacks up its the equivilant of around £20 per day for every unemployed person in GB, job seekers allowance is around £50 a week
    So if you like living on a pittance just keep voting LIBLABCON

  90. 90
    attenshun! says:

    Who is standing for the SNP in Corby?

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    If Britain required a Enama Corby would be where they sticl the tube

  92. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Ukip. Banging the drum about what? There a joke.


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